Choosing to move in with a significant other is an exciting step in a relationship, but it's certainly not a small decision. While it's easy to be swept up in an idealistic fantasy of living together with your beau, the reality can set in pretty quickly, especially if you don't know what to expect.
While no two people are exactly the same, the day they were born can give some insight into their personalities and how they tend to go about their lives. Each sign has its own quirks and qualities, so check out your sign (or your partner's) below to get an idea of what cohabitating is really like!
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
They aren’t used to sharing space, so it’s an adjustment at first. They’re a bit on the messy side, but only because they’ve got their mind on “more important things.” They won’t allow the place to become a pigsty, though, and will expect that their partner does the same. They will likely need a small space to be alone with their thoughts, but they won’t be trying to shut you out. They tend to be out of the house much more than they’re in it, which can cause some tension if their partner is a bit of a homebody, but they encourage open communication between themselves and their loved one on what bothers them.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
If it’s up to them, a Pisces won’t focus much on small details like doing the dishes or folding the laundry, but if they can sense that it’s a big deal to their partner, then they’ll ensure everything is taken care of. They see living together as a strong form of intimacy, so they’ll likely want to spend a great deal of time together. They want the home to seem like a quiet haven from the outside world and will go out of their way to make the space feel cozy. They might have a hard time voicing their opinions if a disagreement comes up, but being in such close proximity can help give them the courage to speak up on the things they need.
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
An Aries is used to making each day an exciting one, and they won’t switch gears simply because someone else is living with them. Being in such close quarters constantly can means their partner might experience a bit more of their outbursts, but they pass quickly. They usually stay pretty caught up in the moment, so getting them to focus on paying the bills or staying on top of important deadlines can be a task in its own right. However, if they have a partner who isn’t afraid to speak up and communicate their concerns, an Aries will feel comfortable enough to take on more of a leadership role in their new home.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20)
Let’s be honest: If anyone is cohabitating with a Taurus, they were the ones to move in with the Taurus, not the other way around. Taureans are used to things being done their own way and will make it clear that they need time to themselves. For a Taurus, their routine is about what makes sense to them, so they likely have a set way of what chores get done when, where the furniture needs to be, and how to handle everyday tasks. You can expect some stubbornness on their end, but as long as a clear and reasonable conversation takes place, they are willing to compromise.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20)
Living with a Gemini means expecting the unexpected on a daily basis. You never know fully what they’re going to do or say, which is probably why you’re crazy about them in the first place, but living together can be a whole new ballpark. They aren’t usually consistent on keeping the house spotless, but they’ll be on top of all the latest trends to make the home look lovely. Once routine sets in, they can become a bit restless. They’ll likely want to change things up to keep everything fresh, and this might be stressful for a partner that prefers to keep things the same. As long as they have someone who is flexible and understanding, a Gemini won’t mind making things work for both sides.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22)
Cancers are very excited to be spending all this new time with their partner. They’ll excitedly craft spaces for them to feel at home. They’ll take care of and nurture their partner because this is their element, and now they can do that in an even bigger way. They’ll incorporate pictures of loved ones hanging on the walls, favorite foods stocked in the fridge, and favorite shows ready to stream. They’ll want to spend most of their time at home, so if their partner is a social butterfly, it can cause some discomfort for them in the beginning. However, they love being a host!
Leo (July 23 to August 22)
Will they hog the bathroom? One hundred percent. But just because they are used to having the most attention doesn’t mean they won’t take well to living with someone. They enjoy going out more than staying in, so keeping everything in tip-top shape isn’t always a priority for them. However, they have respect for their home, and for their partner, too. If their partner is willing to validate and show appreciation whenever they do something around the house, they’ll likely see it happening more and more.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22)
At first glance, cohabitating can be overwhelming for a Virgo. While they understand that not everyone is like them, they can’t help but think, “Why not do things this way? It’s clearly better.” They’ve spent a long time perfecting their routine because to them, it’s the most efficient way, so to have someone else come in and throw it off balance is a bit of a struggle. They may have to bend a little to accommodate someone else, but living with someone does encourage them to loosen up a bit and realize not everything can be controlled.
Libra (September 23 to October 22)
Libras have an eye for decorating their place and won’t take well to having it rearranged. If they’re moving into someone else’s space, they will subtly encourage their significant other to work with their ideas on how to decorate. While they know how to make everything look great, they don’t necessarily try to keep everything tidy. They can be a bit on the lazy side, so communication is a must on what they’re expected to do. They want their significant other to be happy, but if there isn’t a clear conversation then they won’t know how to make that happen.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
It’s no secret that they’re used to privacy, so they will likely mark a room for themselves. A Scorpio will keep the place spotless simply because they respect themselves too much to leave things a mess, and will expect the same level of thought from their partner. Jokingly, it may feel that they’re living very separate from their partner for a while, but the longer they live together, the more used to blending the spaces they’ll be. Living together is no small step, and requires a major invasion of their normal sense of privacy, but they wouldn’t have chosen to move in if they didn’t want to.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)
Sagittarians are pretty easy-going to live with, but they are also strikingly independent. Choosing to live with someone can be an exciting proposition, but also a huge adjustment. They’re used to only answering to themselves, so it can be a difficult change at the beginning. A lot of half-finished projects, chores, and ideas will be evident but communicating with them isn’t hard. Sometimes it can feel as if they aren’t really present and they may act more like a roommate rather than a partner, but if you talk to them about it upfront, they’re more than willing to listen. They appreciate when someone is straight-forward with them about what’s on their mind.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)
Capricorns are very used to living alone, so making the decision to cohabitate is no small one. They have spent years figuring out the best way to get things done and make things run smoothly, and the routine works for them. They’re diligent about ensuring every notice is paid, the trash is taken out, and the laundry is folded. They are used to being the dependable person, and won’t mind carrying most of the weight in keeping the place running as long as they aren’t being taken advantage of. They aren’t used to having another person to work around, but will be considerate in fitting them into their schedules.